It’s Deadpool. Need I say more? Did it live up to all the hype? Let’s find out, here’s my review of the first Marvel film for 2016, Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, who’s already portrayed a superhero a few years back. (Remember Green Lantern? No? Well, I don’t blame you.)
I’ll start off by saying that it’s a really fun film, and I enjoyed it very much, mainly because of the humor, but once you remove the comedic aspect of the film, you’ll see that it’s a dirtier, bloodier, and more violent version of the standard Marvel fare. I’m happy to say that 20th Century Fox has finally dug themselves out of the grave caused by the disastrous reboot of Fantastic Four.
The film’s best moments are when Deadpool breaks the fourth wall, the jokes that he makes during these scenes are the best. The film points out all that is wrong with making films like this, but it ends up doing them anyway. The romantic aspect didn’t really work for me, but let’s be honest, we’re not here for that. There were some cheesy moments, but fortunately, they’re usually cut short.
Ryan Reynolds is perfectly cast as Deadpool, his comedic timing works perfectly with his character’s personality. Scenes with T. J. Miller (Cloverfield, Big Hero 6, HBO’s Silicon Valley) are a hit-or-miss situation, but when he hits, he hits hard. Ajax/Francis (played by Ed Skrein) is pretty weak as a villain, but the film makes the most out of him. It’s also nice how well they tied in the X-Men universe on the film, and the callbacks to previous X-Men films are much appreciated.
Deadpool may just be the dirtiest Marvel film so far, but I’m not complaining. It’s the humor that sets this apart from the others. Yes, it was a bit over-hyped, but the hype didn’t let us down. There are some flaws, here and there, but it’s really just nitpicking. It’s not the best Marvel film out there, but it’s certainly different from what you’ve come to expect.
My Rating: 8/10